/Bitcoin Takes a Bit Hit, But Price Action Suggests Limited Downsides

Bitcoin Takes a Bit Hit, But Price Action Suggests Limited Downsides

Bitcoin price started a downside correction from the $12,500 resistance against the US Dollar. BTC is currently trading below $12,000, but there are many key supports on the downside.

  • Bitcoin started a short-term downside correction and traded below the $12,000 support.
  • The price is likely to find a strong support near $11,800 or $11,550.
  • There is a major bullish trend line forming with support near $11,850 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair might bounce back as long as it is above the $11,550 support level in the coming sessions.

Bitcoin Price Starts Corrective Wave

After a sharp upward move, bitcoin traded close to the $12,500 resistance against the US Dollar. BTC traded as high as $12,491 and recently started a downside correction.

There was a break below the $12,200 support level to start the recent correction. The price even broke the $12,000 support area and the 100 hourly simple moving average. However, the $11,800 level acted as a strong support.

There is also a major bullish trend line forming with support near $11,850 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair is currently trading near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $12,491 high to $11,813 low.

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Bitcoin price trades below $12,000. Source: TradingView.com

On the upside, the $12,000 level is a short-term resistance along with the 100 hourly SMA. The next resistance is near the $12,100 level and a connecting bearish trend line on the same chart.

The main resistance is now near the $12,150 level or the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $12,491 high to $11,813 low. A successful push above the trend line, $12,150, and $12,200 is must to start a fresh increase in the near term. In the mentioned case, the price might revisit the $12,500 resistance.

Downsides Limited in BTC?

If bitcoin struggles to start a fresh increase above $12,100 and $12,200, it could continue to move down. The first major support is near the $11,800 level.

The next major support is near the $11,650 and $11,550 levels, below which the price bulls are likely to lose control in the coming sessions.

Technical indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD is slowly losing momentum in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now well below the 50 level.

Major Support Levels – $11,800, followed by $11,650.

Major Resistance Levels – $12,100, $12,150 and $12,200.

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